News for Wednesday, December 5, 2012


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Luella stuns Rockdale with late bucket

CONYERS -- The Luella boys basketball team trailed for the first 31 minutes and 51 seconds of Tuesday's game at Rockdale. But for the visitors from Henry County, the final nine seconds was all that mattered.. Nyrryk Evans' running basket gave Luella its only lead of the game with just

Salem girls roll past Loganville

CONYERS -- Shay Tarver did a lot of everything for the Salem girls basketball team Tuesday. Tarver just missed a triple-double, scoring 22 points and adding nine rebounds, eight steals and five assists in the Seminoles' 66-36 victory over Loganville.. Salem, which started the season 0-3 and 0-1 in

Newton splits with Lovejoy with girls win

COVINGTON -- The Lady Rams started out strong and got stronger in its 58-24 win over Lovejoy while the Wildcats were able to hold off a Newton surge to hand the Rams their first loss of the season with a 43-38 decision on Tuesday.BoysNewton (4-1 overall, 1-1 Region 2-AAAAAA

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Decking the Halls for a good cause

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Ficquett students continue tradition by decorating tree

Students from the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett recently helped decorate the Christmas tree at the Newton County Board of Education office.

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Jeffares named Senate floor leader

State Sen. Rick Jeffares is a new state Senate floor leader.

Judicial Center expansion will exceed SPLOST revenues

Commissioners heard a presentation on the expansion of the Judicial Center Tuesday night.

Tobacco ban in parks approved

The Newton County BOC has approved a ban on all tobacco products at county-owned and operated parks.

Newborn man dies in collision while taking sons to visit Santa

A Newborn man was killed Monday in a car crash while taking his sons to visit Santa Claus.

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Public's help sought in seeking two suspected child molesters believed to be hiding in Newton County

The Conyers Police Department, the Newton County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Service are searching for two suspected child molesters believed to be armed and dangerous.

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Woman, 116, listed as 'world's oldest' dies in Ga.

The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person died Tuesday in a Georgia nursing home at age 116.